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NBC
Aug 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
white house correspondent kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. back in washington, his foreign policy frustrations played out on the sunday talk shows. while republicans have generally backed mr. obama's surveillance programs, they've also said he's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today a
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 6:30pm EDT
that relationship. kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. a back in washington his foreign policy frustrations played out on the talk shows. the say he's too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated the russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on boat language, he's got the slouch in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think it very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who splad mir putin is. >> and a new -- >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> all this as snowden's
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 6:30pm EDT
in martha's vineyard. he played golf with a top aide, the white house chef and another friend. not have any planned public appearances but will continue to receive his daily briefings on national security issues while on vacation. the weather is perfect for golf and other activities, but what is in store? >> we are looking at a quiet evening ahead, and that's good news if you're looking forward to the meteor showers as we move through the overnight hours. we will talk about that in a few minutes. the doppler radar is mainly quiet and dry with a few showers popping up to the west of harrisonburg. but it will not amount to much as we move through the evening hours. amateurs are quite comfortable. the eveningthrough hours, temperatures will eventually fall into the upper 70s to low and middle 80s. we cannot rule out the chance for a shower or two and a rumble of thunder well south of the ecb dead ec metro. to get chilly around here. we haven't said that for a long time. >> thank you. coming up, the father of edwards noted secured a visa visit his son in russia. here what he plans to discuss wi
NBC
Aug 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: as president obama wrapped up his vacation on martha's vineyard today, his policy toward egypt came under sharp criticism in washington. >> we have no credibility. >> reporter: senator john mccain, who recently traveled to egypt at the request of president obama and who initially opposed cutting off the $1.3 billion in u.s. military aid to the country, now argues that given the ongoing violence, aid should end. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we would cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: and while some fellow republicans disagreed -- >> i would be reluctant to cut off aid. obviously, we should use it as a bargaining wedge. >> reporter: there was also mounting bipartisan support for holding back u.s. dollars. >> the recent violent crackdown, i do not see how we can continue aid. i believe it must be suspended. >> there's no way to say this is not a coup. it is. we should say so, and we should follow our own law, which says we can't -- we cannot fund the coup
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-day family vacation this afternoon. even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial program. >> although i understand the necessity of them for my own protection, i'm concerned that there is no control as to how far they go. >> i am more concerned about safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> on friday the president tried to calm the public by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight and the program that governs them. >> we can be more transparent. >> there is sharp disagreement. some are encouraged -- >> i like the fact that steps have been announced, but we won't know for sure whether or not they go far enough. >> it probably is important to have transparency so people can get on board with the program. >> others remain deeply skeptical. >> disappointed and i don't think we should fight against that. we have to push obama to do better. it's not good enough. >> it's mostly overly a threat to democracy and the threat to the basic principles of the republic for the amer
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 6:30pm EDT
this afternoon, but even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial surveillance program. >> although i understand the necessity of them, for my own protection, i'm concerned that there are no controls how far they go. >> more concerned about the safety and safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> reporter: on friday the president tried to calm the public fear by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: but across the country today, there's still sharp disagreement. some say they are encouraged. >> we won't know for sure until they're implemented whether they go far enough. >> probably important to have transparency so people can get onboard with the program. >> reporter: others remain deeply skeptical. >> very disappointed, and, yeah i think we should fight against that. i think we have to push obama to do better. it's not good enough. >> i think mostly overly intrusive and a threat to democracy and a threat to the basic pri
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